Cobalt Kinetics Edge Rifle “Shots Fired”

We’ve all wondered about the Cobalt Kinetics line of firearms but for many of us it’s hard to justify the price for what seems at first nothing more than another AR-15. Guys like me like what we like and if you’re me that means you were never impressed with the AR-15 as a whole. I’m no one special, and I’m certainly not the last word of gun powder and steel, but I’m also no slouch. I’ve worn a uniform, a lab coat, and a wetsuit, and yes I’ve fired a shot or two in the time I’ve enjoyed being alive. When I met one of the guys from Cobalt Kinetics while on a visit to Portland Oregon’s The Gun Room Inc. I really couldn’t be bothered with another look at yet another attempt at tacticool crap. I must have seemed like a real jerk but he hung in there and to his credit he sold me a rifle as part of The Gun Room Inc.’s stocking order.

Not only did I drink the dreaded AR-Aide I drank deep with a Cobalt Kinetics custom “Edge” model in my colors and specs. When it came in I was excited, it was Christmas time so I felt like a very good boy on Santa’s list rewarded as such. I took it home and left it there until last Sunday. I was tagging along with Threat-Solutions on a training session for a father and daughter looking to revive grandpa’s old guns for an upcoming hunt. They were very excited to learn about guns and I was excited just to sit and watch Threat-Solutions give a fantastic beginner level class. Mike suggested that I bring a rifle to shoot and my mind immediately went to my Browning 1886 in 45-70, my favorite rifle of all time and also my most expensive.

I’m not sure of where things went wrong but I ended up with my Cobalt Kinetics Edge and several mismatched AR-15 magazines loaded with various 5.56mm and .223 cal ammo. Everything from old steel mags with tarnished brass, to P mags and ballistic tipped screamers. As things were winding down in Threat-Solutions’ class I remembered I stashed my gear under Mike’s truck to keep it out of Oregon’s liquid sky, but the actual Sun was shining now.

On the rickety wooden table sat my Cobalt Kinetics Edge with the Sun’s full brightness shining along its literal edge. It seemed as if the whole thing was one solid piece it showed no lines where it was put together, it didn’t rattle when shook, it was magnificent in fit and finish. How did this big middle finger to shoddy gunsmiths sit locked away so long in my vault of forgotten toys? I stuck on a 3X9 tactical scope grabbed a mag and dropped the bolt to a resonating ring emanating from the monolithic like design. The level of precision in the Cobalt Kinetics impressed even me and I can measure in angstrom units. (look it up)

The first shot I took hit the crude six inch circle I drew on an overly big piece of paper at 125 yards. Patting myself on the back and not the Cobalt Kinetics team, I fired three more shots on an actual target while adjusting the elevation and windage. Satisfied with a center hit I dumped the mag fast enough for the other people at the range to stop and watch. Mag after mag fell to the table while never once taking my eye off the prize utilizing the Cobalt Kinetics patented dual drop buttons instead of the bolt release.

I was utterly and completely bored with the whole experience, every one of those rounds made a pattern the size of a quarter. I’m a good shot, but I can’t be that good, can I? Well I’m not, but the Cobalt Kinetics is, out of the box even. Mike was finishing up and came over so I asked him to shoot a few so I could get some pics for my Facebook page. His experience was the same as mine, except he’s a better shot and his was about the size of a dime for a 30 round mag off hand while walking. Boring! Cobalt Kinetics’ Edge does not disappoint, it’s the finest fitting and best shooting AR-15 money will buy today at any price. You won’t build one better no matter how good you think you are or how many missions you were part of. The Cobalt Kinetics Edge shouldn’t even be called an AR-15, it’s so much better that it’s singular in the market.

I took the Cobalt Kinetics Edge back to The Gun Room Inc. since I was driving through anyway and gave the old grumpy geezers my first impression after shooting it for the first time. When I said it was boring to shoot they just looked at me not knowing how that could be true. Then I explained what I meant by boring, Cobalt Kinetics made a rifle anyone can shoot. That in it’s self should say it all, anyone can shoot the Cobalt Kinetics Edge. All those decades of practice seem wasted or would have been if Cobalt Kinetics made guns back when I wore a uniform at age 17.

I’m told when local vet and all around good guy “Big Tony” overheard Shaun from The Gun Room Inc. talking to Cobalt Kinetics about how boring my experience was he bought one to see if his mileage would vary. It didn’t, Big Tony’s outing was the exact same as mine and that of Mike’s from Threat-Solutions, one small hole. More precisely and let’s emphasize precise here, one smaller than AR-15 sized hole.

In full disclosure Cobalt Kinetics didn’t pay me for this post, they probably think I’m a jerk because of the way I treated them, all apologies to Cobalt Kinetics you earned your place at the big table. The Gun Room Inc. didn’t pay me in ammo, money or beef jerky to post this article either, apologies to them as well for treating their vendor so poorly (my bad guys). Obviously there are a lot of us out there who just haven’t ever had the chance to hold, own, or shoot a rifle this good who weren’t royalty of some sort. Cobalt Kinetics has made a rifle anyone can shoot and anyone can own, they have changed the very nature of firearms with the Edge Rifle.

I’m not a dealer for Cobalt Kinetics so give the folks at The Gun Room Inc. a call to get one, their number is (503)777-3931. If you want to talk training at any level talk to Mike at Threat-Solutions not me, I’m a jerk know it all.

Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum (Milo’s Pick Of The Week)

Words don’t accurately describe Milo’s Pick of the week…. Introducing the gargantuan Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum. This gun is terrifying to look at when it’s barrel is pointed at you empty, and when loaded it absolutely puts “the fear” into your very soul. I’m sure there are reviews that have scientific stuff and numbers, this isn’t one of them.

The Smith & Wesson 500 is a beast, it’s visceral, it tears at the sky, it’s brick to the head madness just looking at one in real life. This thing is made from a neutron star, it bends space and shatters time when you pull the trigger. “Be careful it’s a magnum.”, hahaha you chuckle inside because you’re so savage, totally not expecting the savagery you’re about to face.

When the adrenalin comes over you it’s part of your fight or flight response to danger. Triggered by the atomic bomb flash of the 500’s ICBM sized cartridge or the recoil even your dead relatives felt. You’re simply rendered in awe by the power you hold in your hand.

Mountains tremble and shake the deafening sound carries to the very stars for the 500 has belched forth it’s message of fire, brimstone, and furious anger. That such power can be tamed at all is the question you should be asking yourself before shooting the Magnum Opus. The King of pistols shatters all expectations. Finding it’s mark, targets are broken down to their cosmic essence as the freight train sized bullet meets them head on. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum changes what cover and concealment are and the advantage goes in it’s direction. This big bad wolf turned all the houses to straw, it huffs and puffs hot lead to boiling massive intensity.

Tacticool wannabes need not apply, you will get fed to the lions. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum will bring down any monster on the planet if you know how to wield it. Rounds can get beyond tyrannosaurus power if you can handle it. The gun wizards put big soft magic grips on this beast that trick you into loosing it’s spawn of fire and thunder. It’s impossible to anticipate the 500’s trigger nor the insanity of the explosion. It’s too easy to hit the target, it’s a lot of things, but mundane it’s not.

If you ever wondered what shooting a whole box of ammo would be like, this is it. If you can find a Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum buy it. Don’t just buy one weight of bullet, buy many. When the giant space robots attack Earth you’ll be well heeled and ready like a stainless steel Doc Holliday.

Colt 38 Super +P

The 38 super +P chambering in Colt’s 1911 platform has always been one of misunderstanding by some otherwise well intentioned shooters describing it to the novice. We all know that guy or gal who thinks they know more about the shooting sciences than anyone. The self same people preach the gospel of the anemic 9mm over 38 Special or .357 Magnum using words like semi-auto or high capacity as if their vaulted self importance matters. By saying the 38 Super +P is a Latino thing they hammer home their own ignorance proving forever that what they say isn’t to be trusted.

The 38 Super +P isn’t new by a long shot, it’s not a Latino thing, it has more steam than a 9mm falling just short of the legendary .357 Magnum. The Colt 38 Super +P 1911 is an incredibly flat shooting accurate whiz bang with virtually no recoil. Follow up shots with Colt’s 38 Super +P are very quick to the point of being almost instantaneous.

“Why haven’t I tried the Colt 38 Super +P if it’s so great?”,” you might wonder. That’s a very good question!

The recent surge of interest comes as more and more people become informed consumers, riding that digital wave of the internet super highway to destinations lined with facts not fiction.(sometimes) Your know it all shooting friend hates being wrong and proudly displays his new Colt 38 Super +P at the next range day like he had it all along even. The rise is partly because of ammo availability in the digital age, and partly because it’s the gun that could, and believe me it does.

Colt’s 1911 in 38 Super +P offering is vast with some exceptionally fine guns coming out of the Custom Shop and the regular production line as well. Shooters who don’t swim with the sharks in the competition seas have been missing out on a truly great shooter with a lot of power. It’s no secret that a lot of our brothers from the lower Americas prefer this round in a Colt 1911, they aren’t allowed to use military calibers for firearms so the 38 Super +P filled their need for a good shooter.

Every time I’m at the range with a Colt 38 Super +P 1911 and someone gets their dirty sandwich grabbers on it they are amazed how much better they shoot with it. You can see the gears turning in their head when the look at the spent cartridges, trying to figure out what it is. For some it’s only natural to be confused, what they thought was a .45 caliber 1911 turns out to be something completely different and a new found love story starts. Luckily I live close to The Gun Room Inc. so I can get more bullets to shoot easily, but as stated above a person can get just about anything they want from the internet, ammo included.

If you haven’t tried the Colt 38 Super +P you owe it to yourself as a shooter to try it, and if you are looking for a good first gun but the thought of the .45’s recoil makes you uneasy the Colt 38 Super +P may be what you are looking for. The Gun Room Inc. has you covered with the Colt 38 Super +P 1911, in fancy dress or plain blued. Give us a call or better yet stop in and see one for yourself, you will be glad you did.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Rd.

Portland, Oregon 97206

(503)777-3931

New Rifles For The Tactical Collector

The Gun Room Inc. prides it’s self on the type and quality of firearms it offers to it’s family of customers. Today’s offering does not disappoint with the Steyr AUG and the Turnbull TAR 10.

Come see these guns today at our store on 5537 SE Foster Road or you might not get another chance before they find a new home!

 

 

Milo’s Pic Of The Week

This whole last week Milo took some time off to get in a bit of quality range time with the Smith & Wesson 640-1 Pro Series.

What can Milo say but “Pretty Bird” he absolutely loves this pistol, this work of Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center high art. Milo loves that it shoots +P ammo non-stop, and with the cut out cylinder Milo uses moon clips for his quick tactical (or tacticlaw in Milo’s case) reloads. The Smith & Wesson Performance Center 640-1 Pro Series is meant for easy carry, easy concealment, and easy target acquisition due to the Trijicon night sights Smith & Wesson saw fit to include.

I’m not sure Milo’ even ate any crackers or peanuts this whole last week. Milo and Mike have been at it for days and they both have this pistol. If you are more of a sparrow than a parrot and don’t want to shoot full house .357cal you can also shoot .38 special which greatly reduces felt recoil and knocks the edges off some of the bark.

 

Smith & Wesson Specs from their page below:

OVERVIEW

Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers have had your back since 1950.  These small revolvers were designed to fire a full power round and are as simple and easy to use as they are reliable.  Available in various calibers and with three diverse hammer designs, it is no surprise that the Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular, small-frame, defense revolver on the market.

In 1995, Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 640, the first J frame revolver chambered in the powerful .357 Magnum round.   Based on Model 40 Centennial, the Model 640 is a small frame concealed hammer revolver that packs a full-sized punch.  The Model 640 Pro Series integrates the time-tested features of the original with modern advancements and competition specifications and features.

Features
• Stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder
• Front and Rear Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
• Concealed hammer
• Cylinder cut for moon clips
• Rated for Continuous +P Use

A moon clip is a ring-shaped or star-shaped piece of metal designed to hold multiple cartridges together as a unit for simultaneous insertion and extraction from a revolver cylinder.

ALL BACKED BY OUR SMITH & WESSON LIFETIME SERVICE POLICY.
Availability subject to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

SPECIFICATIONS

SKU: 178044
Model: Performance Center® Pro Series® Model 640
Caliber: .357 Magnum, .38 S&W SPECIAL +P
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 2.125″ / 5.4 cm
Overall Length: 6.6″
Front Sight: Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
Rear Sight: Dovetail Tritium Night Sight
Action: Double Action Only
Grip: Synthetic
Weight: 22.4 oz / 635.0g
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Finish: Satin Stainless
Purpose: Concealed Carry, Personal Protection, State Compliance

To BAR Or To Not BAR

The answer is to BAR! (pronounced bee-ay-arrr)

You heard it correctly The Gun Room Inc. has a new Colt BAR un-fired in collectible case with certificate of authenticity.  Yes to say I was excited would be an understatement, when I walked in and put my dirty sandwich grabbers on this pristine rifle I almost had a “Saving Private Ryan” moment. I’ll be watching that movie tonight, my girlfriend doesn’t know it yet, but yeah absolutely cherry BAR!

Pics to come soon I’m a bit too amped up to hold the camera steady for this post.

Want to see it in person? You know you want to! Come by and talk to Warren, Shaun, or Steve and ask to see it.

The Gun Room Inc. is located in sunny Portland Oregon on 5537 SE Foster Rd.

Questions? Call us at (503)777-3931 and speak to one of friendly sales staff.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Come on down to The Gun Room Inc. for your last minute Christmas shopping needs. The Gun Room Inc. is offering discounts on clothing and hunting gear, pistols, rifles, shotguns you name it we’ve got it.

Check out our used gun collection and get something any shooting enthusiast would love in their stocking.

Cleaning supplies and gun cases make great gifts for that hunter in your life, plus you might find something for yourself while you are here.

Give us a call (503)777-3931 and talk to one of our friendly sales staff and have a Merry Christmas!

 

Cobalt Kinetics EDGE Winter Special Edition

The 2016 BAMF EDGE WINTER special edition!!! Limited run! Only 100! Numbered, Laser engraved, Letter of authenticity!! Contact your Cobalt Kinetics authorized dealer today at The Gun Room Inc. (503)777-3931.

Cobalt Kinetics EDGE Winter Special Edition 1 of 100

 

These are going fast so if you want one you had better get your butt down to The Gun Room Inc. and get one ordered. Prefered customers call (503)777-3931 and talk to Shaun before this beauty goes the way of the dodo!

 

Cobalt Kinetics EDGE Winter Special Edition 1 of 100

Product Description

Caliber
.223 WyldeControls
Dual Drop Bolt Release
Ambidextrous
Charging Handle
57-Degree Safety Selector
Extended Magazine Release
Threaded PinsUpper and Lower Receiver
Precision Machined 7075 Billet-Aluminum
Custom Mated Receiver Sets
Beveled Magazine Well
Detachable Trigger Guard
Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group
Optimized Ergonomics
Threaded Pins

Optional Barrel Lengths
18″ Stainless Steel Barrel
16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
14.5″ Pinned and Welded Barrel (Custom Shop Barrel Length)

Hand Guard
Precision Machined 7075 Billet-Aluminum
Free Floating
M-lok

Muzzle Options
EDGE Compensator for 18″
EDGE Compensator for 16″
Permanent Linear Compensator for 14.5″ (Custom Shop Barrel Length)

Grip
Hogue Overmolded Grip

Trigger
High Performance Trigger

Butt-Stock
Cobalt Kinetics Rifle Stock

Gas System
Adjustable Low-Profile on 16″ and 14.5″ Barrels
Fixed on 18″ Barrel

*Parts subject to change b

Cobalt Kinetics Get A Better AR

It’s not very often I get excited about yet another AR15 on the market, yesterday was the exception. It had been a busy day training with Federal, State and Local Agencies making sure their tactical skills were up to snuff and it had been a long day indeed.

I was barely done with the evolution when I received a cryptic text from Shaun at The Gun Room Inc. with a couple of interesting looking guns. I stripped off my tac gear and loaded up the hoopty to get my butt over to the shop and see what it was I was looking at on my phone.

When I got down to The Gun Room Inc. I was rewarded by Shaun as he placed one of the coolest looking AR15s I’ve ever seen into my hands. The Cobalt Kinetics Evolve felt as good as it looked, and talk about smooth… just like butter. I was instantly drawn to the two forward assists and ambi controls, and when I flipped it over I noticed a generous mag well and extension rounding out my first impression/look. “Was this a joke?” I thought to myself. Well me being me I just had to see what was under the hood so to speak so I stripped it down and started asking all the right questions.

Shaun being Shaun broke out the B.A.M.F. next and put that into my greedy hands making me want to buy another gun I don’t need but desperately want. Next came the EDGE, and it was about this time during the show and tell I put in my order for an 18″ barreled EDGE with red tube and barrel on a slate background in .223 Wylde.

The fit and finish on the Cobalt Kinetics is about as good as it gets, and thinking back to what the military would issue me it’s not even the same sport. These things are straight shooting and guaranteed to shoot sub MOA out of the box, which means they shoot better than you do. Hand crafted in the good old U.S.A. means something to me and it means something to Cobalt Kinetics too. The Cobalt Kinetics (exclusively at The Gun Room Inc. in Portland) offers unequaled reliability, faster reload speeds, unsurpassed function (and did I mention SMOOTH?) coupled with sub MOA and over the top looks makes this an AR for any serious collector or serious shooter. They don’t come cheap but nothing any good does.

Listen don’t take my word on any of this stuff, get your butt down to The Gun Room Inc. and talk to Shaun. Don’t waste your time with a lesser build clone AR made in Crapistan, do your research and come to the final answer, get a Cobalt Kinetics AR in .223 Wylde and know you got the best.

p.s. they make black rifles too!

Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F.

Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F.

Cobalt Kinetics Team

Cobalt Kinetics Team

Cobalt Kinetics Team

Cobalt Kinetics Team

Cobalt Kinetics Edge

Cobalt Kinetics Edge

Cobalt Kinetics Edge

Cobalt Kinetics Edge

Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F.

Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F.

 

 

 

(A .223 Wylde chamber is used on .223 caliber rifle barrels to allow them to safely fire either .223 Remington or 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition.)

Get A Grip

One thing that is constantly overlooked in the pistol shooting world is the grip. People who shoot a lot know that a good grip can make or break your patterning down range. Pistols that seem too big or too small for shooter’s hands can usually be fixed with a good set of grips. Wood, polymer, shock absorbing rubber materials, etc. today’s pistol grip has come a long way from grandpa’s stag jewelry.

The Gun Room Inc. carries Pachmayr, Hogue, and custom grips to fit everything from a 1911 to a Smith & Wesson frame from long ago. Get a grip and put your rounds on target accurately and comfortably by stopping in to The Gun Room Inc. and asking one of the geezer squad about grips.

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